Where Great Leaders Earn Their Stripes

soldier-us-flagWhen we think about where esteemed leaders earned their undergraduate educations, our minds naturally turn to the hallowed halls of Harvard and Yale. But there’s another training ground that may be equally valuable. It’s where Fred Smith, the founder and CEO of Federal Express, and Sam Walton, the founder of Wal-Mart, learned to lead – as did the current CEOs of Johnson & Johnson, General Motors, Procter & Gamble, and Verizon.

They’re all veterans of the U.S. military.  

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Adam Grant

Adam Grant

Adam Grant is the youngest tenured professor at The Wharton School and the author of Give and Take: A Revolutionary Approach to Success. Learn more about Adam at his website, www.giveandtake.com.

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